Batters Box Baseball is saddened to announce the passing of softball coaching and instructing legend Ernie Parker. Ernie was truly a giant in the softball world and loved helping players improve at all levels. He worked with young girls all the way up to College All-Americans and Olympic Gold Medalists. Ernie Parker will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ernie's friends and family.
Ernie Parker has been coaching and giving pitching lessons for over 30 years. He coached and worked with one team from California where he won 9 ASA National Championships at all levels. During that time, he also taught pitchers from other travel teams who also won national championships.
Ernie Parker has worked with All-Americans at many top universities including UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Cal State Long Beach, Harvard, University of Tennessee, Cal State Fullerton, and many others.
Mr. Parker has instructed pitchers in places such as Israel, Peru, Canada, Taipai China, Mainland China (twice), Spain (three times), Holland (four times), Hawaii (8 times), Alaska (4 times), and Italy.
Students and Some of Their Accomplishments:
Lisa Fernandez, All American, College World Series winner, 3 time Olympic Gold Medal winner
De De Weiman, All American, College World Series winner
Amanda Freed, All American, College World Series winner
Carrie Dolan, All American, 3 time College World Series winner
Taren Mowat, All American, College World Series winner
Brandy Mc Arthur, All American, member or the 18 U, USA National team
High School All-Americans
ASA National Champions at All Levels
College World Series Champions
Players in the Women's Professional Leagues
Women's ASA Champions
Women's World Champions
Olympic Gold Medalists (3 times) ( Note: Lisa Fernandez pitched the championship game for all 3 gold medals)